Just a Little About Us
  • Non-profit 501(c)3 corporation est. in 1965

  • All volunteer organization - NO paid staff


  • We are not affiliated with any shelters

  • We receive no funding from any county or state governments

  • Northern Neck counties served: Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Richmond

Mission Statement
  • Reduce pet over population through  spay/neuter  programs

  • Promote respect and compassion for all  creatures through humane education

  • Relieve the suffering of animals

  • Prevent cruelty to animals

  • Provide veterinary care for stray or  injured animals

  • Seek quality homes for unwanted dogs and cats

Help us achieve our mission.... 

Cats/Kittens Galore!
We have cats and kittens in ALL shapes, sizes and colors!
Interested in adopting?  Go to our Adoptions Page or stop by the Thrift Store and complete an Adoption Application.
We just may have your new best friend wanting to meet you!


Have a pet that you need to rehome?  Click this button:


It is Virginia Law to report a found pet within 48 hours to local authorities.

1.  Call local animal shelter

     Lancaster 804.462.7175

     Northumberland 804.580.6156

     Richmond 804.333.3611

     Westmoreland 804.493.0869

     Gloucester/Mathews  804.693.5520

2.  Call BAY 101 FM  radio station

     to place a lost/found ad with Pet Patrol


3.  Call WIGO 104.9 radio station

     to place a lost/found ad


4.  Place a flyer in AWL Thrift

     Shop, 75 S. Main St.

     Kilmarnock, VA

When you shop at Amazon Smile, AWL  receives a percentage of your purchase amount!

From May 2014 to August 2019 Amazon Smile has donated $2700 to AWL.   That amount will spay/neuter approximately 30 animals.  Please shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1106959 and Amazon donates to Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck, Inc.. #YouShopAmazonDonates 

An all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit (54-1106959) organization serving Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond & Westmoreland Counties since 1965.

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